Saturday, December 22, 2007

Season’s Greetings

click to enlarge  —  image source auspost.com.au

This blog wishes to extend to all readers our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

And what, you may ask, is with the postal theme...? Well, it serves as a general reminder of absent friends, and nicely leads into the following image that I kind of liked...

click to enlarge  — image source defence.gov.au

(L to R) Major Michael Webster, Warrant Officer Class 2 Kevin Brown, Corporal Barry Barber, and Warrant Officer Class 2 Andrew Major read Christmas cards sent to them by children from the Good Shepherd Lutheran School of Palmerston, Northern Territory.

I love the faces of these soldiers, in repose against a setting of conflict, for whom the ‘magic’ of Christmas yet prevails.

Whatever the merits or otherwise regarding Australia’s involvement in Iraq, we may take pride in our people in the Australian Defence Forces, who are among the most professional, disciplined and enlightened in the world today.

Our thoughts are with our ADF men and women this Festive Season, with our wishes for a successful mission and safe return home.

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Anonymous KATHY said...

Jacob and Mike!

Hope you guys and your families
have a wonderful Christmas..All the very best for the New Year too.

Thanks for all the laughs, and of course your erudite commentary!
Take a bow boys.

Cheers, and plenty of beers(black for Mike)

24/12/07 8:34 AM  
Blogger Jacob A. Stam said...

Thank you too, Kath, and hope you and your family have a great Christmas & New Year.

Thanks also particularly to Caz and Bertie, of course, and let's all have a great one!

24/12/07 5:12 PM  

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